Be Prayer

Woman in prayer: catacomb of St. Priscilla, Rome, 3rd century. Click to visit.

“In the catacombs, the most frequent image is the figure of a woman in prayer, the Orant; she represents the one true attitude of the human soul. It is not enough to say prayers; one must become, be prayer, prayer incarnate. It is not enough to have moments of praise. All of life, each act, every gesture, even the smile of the human face, must become a hymn of adoration, an offering, a prayer. One should offer not what one has, but what one is.”

– Paul Evdokimov, The Sacrament of Love, p. 62.

4 thoughts on “Be Prayer

  1. Thank you, thank you, for your words – words of humanity infused with divinity! I pray that we (I) can “hear” the words and utilize them in my life-issues.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s